John Karlen Dead At 86
John Karlen, the actor known for his roles in "Dark Shadows" and "Cagney & Lacey", has died at 86.
Karlen's longtime friend, Jim Pierson, told the Associated Press the actor died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Burbank.
‘Monty Python’ Star Terry Jones Dead At 77
Beloved star of the Monty Python troupe Terry Jones has passed away at the age of 77.
As a comedian, film director, historian, and author, Jones wore many hats. He was most well known for his work with Monty Python. He co-directed “The Holy Grail” with Terry Gilliam, as well as directed “Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life”.
Saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath has passed away at age 93. A native of Philadelphia, Heath began performing in the 1940s, when he was mentored by jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Throughout his illustrious career, Heath performed with some of the most iconic figures in jazz, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Christopher Tolkien, Son Of J.R.R. Tolkien, Has Died
Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95.
Tolkien played a major role in protecting the legacy of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien’s (pictured) “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He helped edit and publish much of the writer’s work after J.R.R. died in 1973.
‘King Of Queens’ Actress Norma Michaels Dead At 95
Actress Norma Michaels has passed away at 95. She was known for her roles in the TV series “King Of Queens” as Josephine and in “Modern Family” as Helen. She also acted in a variety of other series, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine".
WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away at age 75. The father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the elder Johnson began his pro wrestling career in the 1960s. His career took off when he made his debut with the WWE (then the WWF) in 1983, where he gained popularity as one half of the tag team Soul Patrol, along with Tony Atlas. The duo made history as the WWE's first African-American World Tag Team Champions. Johnson retired from wrestling in 1991, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
'Highlander' TV Star Stan Kirsch Dead At 51
Stan Kirsch, who starred in the original "Highlander" TV series from 1992 to 1998, has passed away at 51.
“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support," his wife Kristyn Green wrote in a Facebook post. "I haven’t been able to respond to all the texts, calls, emails — but have read or listened to every single one of them. I feel surrounded by love and am forever grateful to each and every one of you.”
'The OA' Actor Harry Hains Dies At 27
Harry Hains has passed away at the age of 27.
The actor, known for his roles on "American Horror Story" and Netflix's "The OA", passed away at his home according to his mother, actress Jane Badler.
Badler confirmed the tragic news on Instagram, writing, "On Jan. 7 my beautiful son died. He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time... I will miss you, Harry, every day of my life."
Up-And-Coming Rapper Lexii Alijai Dead At 21
Lexii Alijai has passed away at the age of 21.
The rapper’s cousin shared the sad news on Facebook, “Rest in paradise you’ll never be forgotten.”
The cause of her death is still under investigation.
Silvio Horta, ‘Ugly Betty’ Creator, Dead At 45
“Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta has died. He was 45.
In a report from Variety, Horta’s body was discovered in a hotel room in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, with sources telling the outlet that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Alexis Eddy Dies Suddenly At 23
Alexis Eddy, star of MTV’s “Are You The One”, has died at the young age of 23.
According to a statement to Entertainment Tonight, police were unable to revive Eddy when they arrived at her mother’s house. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
’77 Sunset Strip’ Star Edd Byrnes Dead At 87
Actor Edd Byrnes, a.k.a. Kookie on the hit TV show “77 Sunset Strip”, and who also appeared in the movie “Grease,” has died. He was 87.
Logan Byrnes, the actor’s son, released a statement revealing his father died at his home in Santa Monica.
Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead At 67
Rush’s Neil Peart has died at the age of 67.
The news was initially confirmed to Rolling Stone by Elliott Mintz, a spokesperson for the Peart family, and according to the statement, the iconic musician died after a long battle with brain cancer.
Buck Henry, Dead At 89
Buck Henry, known for co-writing "The Graduate", has died. He was 89.
Henry's wife, confirmed the news to The Washington Post, while revealing he died from a heart attack.